I’ve just finished a pretty sweet yoga training in one of rest stops in Texas. I’m on my way to the Street Retreat in DC. 1800 miles in front of my car. It’s good to take care for my body.
The retreat is free. However, I’m obliged to organize a group of supporters who can help me raise $500 which will go towards charity. Asking for alms is meant to help us witness and understand the lives of people living on the street. Traditionally, Buddhist monks used to support themselves in this way. In fact, it is a great practice of generosity and gratitude thanks to which we can observe what happens with our minds when we ask, give or receive.
My psychotherapist friend Wiola Rebe is going to Rwanda to research consequences of rape. Her studies are cross-cultured and focused on shame as the main inhibiting factor in recovery. I decided to donate something in order she could continue her research. Please, help her too.
More about Sonoma wildfire here.
Our property is covered by a forest. 1/3 of it got burnt. Residents fought the fire to stop it before the buildings.
The shop mush have been full of ammo when the fire came.
Mobile PG&E Customer Center. Their power lines are blamed to be the culprit of the wildfire. Anyway many people was cut from the electricity. They tried to help them to get the information when the service will be provided again.
Many roads were closed to prevent looting. My friend told me that his neighbor had to chase some looters with his pistol.
More about California wildfire here.
It was definitely the most stressful time during that night.